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post #1 of 4 Old 09-14-2010, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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38r on an obs

I am going to do it. im putting a 38r on my truck. they sound so awesome and Im tired of the only option being a D66. Either way my point of this thread is what other options are out there. there is the 38r the Turbonetics TN38 ball bearing. are there any others??? i need bolt in for a SD truck cause thats the set up im bolting in. Thanks for any input you guys have

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Honestly, for what you'll spend to convert everything over to the SD setup and have to custom fab a down pipe anway, go with a T4 mount and an H2e or similar turbo. The TN turbos are no longer being made. There are a few other drop in SD turbos that are very similar to the 38R but the 38R has stood up to abuse the best of the ones I've read about.
Keep in mind to go to the SD setup you have to change intake plenums, pedestal, turbo, spyder, and up pipes. IMO the juice isn't worth the squeeze... T4 style FTW.

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It is worth it only if you can get all the stuff to convert to a superduty setup for cheap, i think he said he can get all the 1k. So it would be worth it if he could do that. The 38r is a great turbo, the only thing that scares me about it, its not easily rebuild able, so if it goes, it will cost you a lot of money to fix it.
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i have everything short of the new plenums to do a super duty swap so that isnt a problem. I just hear the 38r is a good unit and Yes the t4 idea is great and all but i have no need for an H2E or anything like that. a 38r is a good replacement for a stock turbo

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